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Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: virtio-serial: An interface for host-guest communic

From: Anthony Liguori
Subject: Re: [Qemu-devel] Re: virtio-serial: An interface for host-guest communication
Date: Thu, 06 Aug 2009 08:58:01 -0500
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Amit Shah wrote:
On (Thu) Aug 06 2009 [08:29:40], Anthony Liguori wrote:
Amit Shah wrote:
Sure; but there's been no resistance from anyone from including the
virtio-serial device driver so maybe we don't need to discuss that.
There certainly is from me. The userspace interface is not reasonable for guest applications to use.

One example that would readily come to mind is dbus. A daemon running on
the guest that reads data off the port and interacts with the desktop by
appropriate dbus commands. All that's needed is a stream of bytes and
virtio-serial provides just that.

dbus runs as an unprivileged user, how does dbus know which virtio-serial port to open and who sets the permissions on that port?


Anthony Liguori

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